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Lisbon as a postcard

Posted by eurovision on top on September 29, 2017 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Lisbon is in everyone's mouth! Not only because Salvador has won Eurovision but because for two years has been economic growth specially thanks to tourism that gives envy to other European capitals. Today we will start a series of articles until May, about the city that will receive the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. From history to their cultural life we will try to let you know everything you always wanted to know about Lisbon. Today, Lisbon as a postcard!


Surely there will be no problem choosing the postcards for Eurovision 2018 because the homework has been done a long time. Year after year Lisbon is being chosen to make advertise, shoot films, do weddings and video clips. The last big brand has been Apple that has chosen the mythical old Lisbon Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril) to show the quality of its new iPhone.


Far is the time in which sites of Lisbon were used to pretend that they were other cities. It is now assumed to be Lisbon. It says the magazine "Visão": the reasons to choose Lisbon are its climate (many hours of sun); the great diversity of landscapes in a small area; the qualifications of its people in which many speak English; its food and low prices.


Madonna, Eric Cantona, Michael Fassbender, Florent Pagny or Monica Belucci have already chosen Lisbon to live even if that is not why the city is more fashionable, but its authenticity is still preserved.


The number of tourists increases every day, from those who want to discover this city to those who want to visit the places where their favorite stars have been shot. We refer to Bollywood. The Indian film industry has shot many of his films not only in Lisbon but throughout the country. Balupu or Satya Harishchandra are some of those films.



But advertising has positioned Lisbon as one of its favorites. David Beckham starred in many of those ads; Hermès filmed La Flânerie in its streets; Yves Saint Laurent used the terrace of their hotels; Lamborghini crossed its roads. But there are many more.


Recently, Eurovision stars have also discovered Portugal to shoot their videos. Michal Szpak, Dima Bilan, Jamala, Sergey Lazarev and now Sergio Dalma are some of those artists to whom Lisbon and Portugal have given them glamour.

So do not forget your mobile phone or your camera to appear as a whole famous star! And if you want to know where to get your photos, you can start watching music videos, TV commercials or Indian films.

Salvador Sobral: What do we know about his situation?

Posted by eurovision on top on September 19, 2017 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Salvador Sobral has been a source of news since before his victory in Eurovision. Sometimes for the best reasons and sometimes a little less.

Unfortunately we have noticed their health problems and without wanting to enter into their privacy the magazines and periodicals inform us of their state of health. Salvador is in the spotlight and worries us all.

Last week all magazines and newspapers talked about Salvador almost like last May when he won Eurovision.

The reason was his last concert on August 8th, when he said goodbye to his audience as he had announced in a video that he posted on the web.

All magazines have published images of the artist and his last concert in Estoril. Of course speculation is typical of this type of magazines but almost all have had conversations with cardiologists to explain the situation of the young Eurovision winner.

In all, it is explained that Salvador needs a heart transplant and that the worst scenario is rejection. According to LUX magazine, Salvador is admitted to a hospital specialized in heart disease. There he expects a compatible heart to arrive. This magazine tells us that the singer is stabilized until the desired heart arrives and that he will then have a long way to recover. TV Guia, another magazine, explains the reasons why the singer is so thin referring to fluid retention that are typical of his illness.

LUX also highlights 2 phrases from the artist "It was very good everything that happened, even if I did not deal well with that, but now I'm already in peace"; "I will receive all your love and I will keep it in an imaginary box. I hope it fits."

Of course with words like this that the poet tells us; with the emotional interpretation of "Amar pelo dois" next to his sister, the Concert could not stop being emotional and the public honored the artist with hundreds of white balloons, as if demonstrating all their support to the problem that the singer suffers. 

Although we would all like to give Salvador a heart, as demonstrated by his Spanish partner in Eurovision, Manel Navarro, Science is not yet so advanced. Salvador, we hope you get your heart and soon enough have the strength to see you back on the stage that is your Life! 


source and pictures: LUX, TV Mais, TV Guia

Eurovision Live Concert Portugal 2017

Posted by eurovision on top on September 17, 2017 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Portugal, Setúbal - Saturday 9th.

For the 9th time in a row, a group of fans and the Municiplaity of Setubal held the Summer concert that ended the Eurovision season (for fans) of 2017. Now we are ready for 2018 and for the first national finals that will took part probably in December.

During 9 years our website and our team took part in the organization of this concert with more or less artists, but always with success.

The worst problem this year was undoubtedly the fact that many artists could not attend the show because the event was scheduled for the same weekend in Frankfurt. The result of that was that the event in Germany was canceled and even the international artists in Setúbal were few, they left the public satisfied and eager to receive the next Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.

During two hours the audience could listened to Sanja Vucic, Nathan Trent, Anja, Sasha Song and Timebelle.

All of them were supposed to perform 1 or 2 songs, pero por culpa de Mirela que canceló el espectaculo por problemas personales, the organization pidió a los artistas que interpretasen uno o dos temas más.

The high moment of the concert was the tribute that Nathan Trent made to Salvador Sobral singing the winning song of Eurovision. The next day, Nathan made headlines in all Portuguese newspapers. Nathan also provided us with two more songs from Eurovision as well as his song: Satellite and Heroes.

Another surprise came from the hand of Sanja Vucic who played the song of Inga & Anoush from Armenia. Modlitva was also very well received by the public and Sanja showed that she is a great interpreter. Just to remind that she's the actual number 1 in our Chart. 

Anja from Denmark sang 4 songs to us. 3 of them evergreens and classics of pop music in which she was not shy to show her vocal skills. Sasha Song sang some of their songs aside from their Eurovision song and managed to put the whole public standing with their interpretation of Hit the Road Jack.

But the national artists were not lacking either. Anabela and Marco Quelhas (MTM) reminded us of some of the moments in Portugal's road to win Eurovision this year by performing their songs.

During the break a video wall with all the portuguese entries in Eurovision was shown and it was great to see the audience remaining at their seats, dreaming, singing and satisfied by the deserved victory. 

It was a great show and you should not miss the 10th anniversary next year. Even if you are planning to visit Lisbon next May, don't forget not to spend all your budget and save some for Setúbal! 


Check our gallery here: http//www.eurovisionontop.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=16090152 


Portuguese brodcaster wants to know economical impact of Eurovision

Posted by eurovision on top on July 31, 2017 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

RTP will pay 10,000 euros for a study on the economic impact of the Eurovision 2018 Festival, which will take place in Lisbon.


According to the business newspaper Jornal de Negócios, a contract was signed last Wednesday with Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), which will now have 15 days to complete the study to determine the impact of the organization of the show. 


The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will take place in May next year at Parque das Nações in Lisbon. The qualifiers will take place on 8 and 10 May, with the final taking place on the 12th at the Meo Arena.


The Terreiro do Paço will also be reserved for the event, for ten days, hosting Eurovision Village. With the victory of Salvador Sobral the Portuguese public television was in charge of organizing next year's edition of the event.


A cost that, according to analysts, ranges from 20 million euros (case of the 2013 edition in Malmo, Sweden) and 56.7 million euros (2012 edition in Baku, Azerbaijan). The total budget of the public station for 2017 is 235.8 million euros.



Lisbon 2018! put it on the agenda

Posted by eurovision on top on July 25, 2017 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Lisbon is the host city of Eurovision 2018 according to all the portuguese newspapers.

In less than one hour, all the details will be revealed and we will give you all the information you need:


- 8, 10 and 12 are the dates for Eurovision 2018.


- The biggest closed venue in the country will host the event: MEO Arena. Originally Pavilhão Atlantico, it is now property of the french company Altice, and it can change the name in the upcoming months. As we predicted months ago, the favourite place of EBU was chosen.


- The main theme will be something that relates Sea and Oceans. According to the Statement for press, "Europe has always been plural, yet it’s legacy represents the wish for a brighter future, with one another. Portugal is a country in one of the far reaches of Europe, and strongly connected to it, but always wide opened to the sea. And the oceans can give us a hint into this idea of being intertwined. All things flow. And through them we too are connected. That has been the main key in Portugal’s history, bridging not only with the rest of Europe, but also with Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. By sea. Five hundred years ago Lisbon was the place where these sea routes departed from and arrived. And today, the city of diversity, respect and tolerance, with a society of all colours and creeds that shares the values Eurovision stands for, invites everyone to celebrate this willingness to come closer and stand united."


- At Terreiro do Paço, in the downtown, a lot of events will take part. 


- The portuguese national final will be held in Guimarães, the first capital of the country (12th century). In the next 4 years, a different city will host the national final. 


The press conference was given by the President of RTP, the Mayor of Lisbon and Guimarães and a supervisor of Eurovision. It was conducted by Filomena Cautela one of the most popular presenters in RTP.